Members of the UCAAC, including Supreme President Dimitri Kalafatis, Past Supreme Presidents Stefanos Bouboulis and Dimitri Kontolios, in collaboration with the Volunteer Fire Brigades of Ionia and Lithi, actively participated in nurturing the growth of these trees recently planted in South Chios. The hands-on involvement of these esteemed individuals reinforces the bond between the Chios Societies and their dedication to fostering positive change.
The significance of this act of benevolence extends beyond the act itself. Michalis and Robin Psaros’ contribution stands as a beacon of hope for reforestation efforts in the region, reaffirming the collective commitment to preserving and restoring the natural beauty of Chios.
Furthermore, a special tribute was paid to George Amygdalos, a driving force behind raising awareness in America about the needs of firefighters in Chios. In recognition of his steadfast dedication, Amygdalos was honored with the presentation of an icon of Agia Markella, symbolizing his remarkable contribution and unwavering support.
The 9th International Chian Convention not only celebrated cultural heritage and camaraderie but also demonstrated the power of collective action to drive positive change. The United Chiako Associations of America & Canada remains dedicated to the principles of unity, philanthropy, and environmental responsibility.